The Gallows Curse

by Charlotte Reads Classics

The Gallows Curse, Karen Maitland

I think Karen Maitland is fantastic. I’ve read all her books, and whilst they aren’t massively different to each other, she knows her formula and she knows how to write to it. This one in particular:

  • Medieval murder mystery
  • Cast: cunning woman, prostitutes, castrati, lords of the manor, serfs…
  • Narrated by a mandrake
  • Lots of old english traditions, folk lore, and herbology

Got me hankering after this: